Bay Valley Athletic League football MVP Sione Vaki recently signed his letter of intent to attend the University of Utah.
This decision ends months-long speculation as to where the prized two-way star would play his college ball.
The Rivals three-star-rated recruit had at least 12 offers from Boston College, Brigham Young, Howard, Illinois, Nevada, Oklahoma State, San Jose State, Tennessee, University of Southern California, Utah State and Washington State.
“After my graduation, as you all know, I will be serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” Vaki said. “I will then further my education and football career at the place where I will live and start a family long after football.”
Vaki was a two-time all-Bay Valley Athletic League selection, which included being named the league’s MVP in 2018.
He amassed 2,203 receiving yards and scored 42 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons alone for Liberty, while racking up 118 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on defense — helping the Lions win their first-ever North Coast Section title in 2017 and first-ever state championship in 2018.
Vaki intends to serve a two-year church mission prior to enrolling in the university.